Amazon Taking Portable Media Center Orders

Creative’s 20GB Zen Portable Media Center and Samsung’s Yepp YH-999 20GB Portable Media Center are now available for pre-order from online retailer Amazon.com. The handheld devices are based on Microsoft’s Windows Mobile operating system and allow users to store and play recorded TV, movies, home videos, music, and photos transferred from a PC.

Portable Media Centers feature a USB 2.0 interface for file transfers and support the following file types: Windows Media Video, Windows Media Audio, MP3, and JPG. They are also compatible with other file types that the player transcodes, including MPEG, MPEG2, DVR-MS, ASF, WAV, and MIDI.

Samsung’s Yepp Portable Media Center retails for $499.98 at Amazon and features a 3.5-inch color TFT display. The product ships with a Li-Ion rechargeable battery, an IR remote controller, earphones, a USB 2.0 cable, USB charger, an encoding wire, carrying case, user manual and install disk.

The Creative Zen Portable Media Center features a 3.8-inch TFC LCD screen with a 320×240 resolution and is selling for $499.99 at Amazon. Included with the Zen is a power adapter, Li-Ion rechargeable battery, protective carrying case, earphones, USB 2.0 cable, video and line out cables , quick start guide, and an installation CD.

Ship dates have not been announced for either product.